XODTICA
XODTICA
STORIES BY BARBARA KARMAZIN, VIVIAN HART, ALLISE ALDERS, MEGAN
HART, MONICA M. MARTIN, NIX WINTER, AND GWEN MASTERS
ARTICLES BY LYNN CRAIN, L.A. MISTRAL, KELLI LOWRY, MASTER NAGE,
ELIZABETH K. BURTON, MONICA M. MARTIN, MORGAN HAWKE AND MAITRESSE
ISBN # 1553-8494
January 2005
Lynn Crain Editor/Publisher
http://www.xodtica.com
E-book
$30.00 per year single issue price
$24.00 subscription rate via email delivery
Erotica / Ezine (bimonthly)
68 pages
Rating:

Xodtica is a new bi-monthly E-zine that contains erotic short stories and related articles.
I enjoyed this issue even more than the November Promo which I had read previously.
The January 2005 issue begins with an Editorial Column by Publisher/Editor Lynn Crain
that is informative and easy to read. After the editorial column is a new chapter of an
enchanting story by erotic romance author Barbara Karmazin. Interlude is the next
chapter of In the Zone, a Futuristic/Science Fiction story that drew me in from the very
beginning. Marcus is a Spacer who offers to assist a family member with a situation and
ends up with more than he bargained for. The sex scenes in this story are hot enough to
melt butter and left me breathless. I would love to read more about the interesting
futuristic world created by Ms. Karmazin.

There are several other short stories by various authors that I also enjoyed very much. In
Best Friends by Rachel Carrington, Olivia and Ethan are two friends who are
passionately attracted to each other and act on that attraction. Burn by Tonia Brown, is
the story of Steven and his encounter with the paranormal. In Sarah's New Beginnings by
Justus Roux, Sarah is searching for something more and is not sure what to do when
she finds it. Parallel Universes by Devon Strafford, is written in the first person point of
view about a woman who has been wronged by a lover. Field Work by Elizabeth Jewell,
is a story about two archeologists in the distant future and their impressions of certain
artifacts from today's world. In Sweet Seduction by Deb Curwen, Tess and Rick satisfy
each other completely. The Unexpected Guest by Elizabeth Black, tells the paranormal
tale of Annie and Jason. Lakota's Lady by Nix Winter, is the futuristic story of
Cassandrel Morgan and Lakota With Words. All of the short stories included in this
issue were extremely hot and steamy. The characters were well rounded and easily
believable.  The plotlines were interesting and well developed.

Informative articles written by several authors and experts are regular features of the
magazine. The "Sex and the Law" Column by L.A. Mistral discussed sexual censorship
by the FCC (Federal Communication Commision) and erotic self-censorship. Ask
Master Nage is an "Irreverent Advice Column" by a real life D/s Master who also writes
erotic romance. In this particular column, he answered three questions from readers
concerning the BDSM lifestyle. Print on Demand and You by Elizabeth K.  Burton is an
article about how Zumaya Publications and eXtasy books use the print on demand style
of distribution for print copies of their books. "Building the Character Arc" by erotic
romance author Morgan Hawke, is a well written article that explains how to develop a
character's emotions and express how they feel in a believable manner.  Eros Watch by
Maitresse presents information concerning a new publisher called Champagne Press.

Also included in the magazine are excellent tips on writing, a list of upcoming events,
erotic poetry by Kelli Lowry and Monica M. Martin, a column by Maitresse giving
information about several e-publishers and their upcoming releases, profiles of the
contributors to the magazine, and information concerning a writing contest. All in all, I
found this issue of the magazine to be as entertaining and informative as the previous
issue that I reviewed. The presentation is very attractive and appropriate for an E-zine. I
liked the cover page and the graphics included even more than the last issue. The
magazine is a fresh departure from most that are aimed at readers of romance. Xodtica
is most definitely worth the price of the subscription and I urge anyone who enjoys
erotica to give the magazine a try.

Susan White
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance